Horizon Shipbuilding, Inc. recently delivered Belle Watling, a 72-ft. (21.9 m) Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville, Fla. The first azimuthing tug to be built at the Bayou La Batre shipyard, Belle Watling was delivered 30 days ahead of its contractual delivery date.
Voith Schiffstechnik has introduced a pair of new technologies to its already innovative range of Voith Schneider propulsion products. The Voith Turbo Fin is a rotating cylinder at the leading edge of the stabilizing fin which influences the flow acting on a tug's hull.
A company specializing in computer- assisted marine design and research and development opened recently at B.C.I.T., Discovery Park, Burnaby, British Columbia. Seatronics Technologies Ltd. has emerged from a long-established company, Seaspan Development Co.
Smit Salvage has developed a new. patented wreck removal cutting system that is designed to be fast and cost effective, and was used during the successful recovery of the Russian submarine Kursk last year. The new system utilizes a special abrasive cutting
Falmouth Shiprepair, Ltd., a joint venture of Bellway pic. and A&P Appledore Group pic., is offering a free color brochure on its yard services and facilities located at Falmouth, England. According to the brochure, Falmouth shipyard has a tradition
Signet Marine Group, an operating entity of Signet Corporation of Houston, has formed an Ocean Transportation Services (OTS) Division, according to a recent announcement by J. Barry Snyder, president and chief executive officer of Signet, and Thomas V.
—Color Brochures Offered Asianlift, a specialized marine heavy-lift pool, has been formed by two widely experienced companies in this field—Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) and Smit International South East Asia Ptd. Ltd. The Asianlift
Escher Wyss, Ravensburg (Federal Republic of Germany) has supplied a total of more than 1,400 controllable-pitch propellers, whose power ratings and diameters extend up to 33,800 kw (45,266 bhp) and 7.8 m respectively. The first hydraulically
Tidewater Marine Service, Inc., Post Office Box 19264, New Orleans, La. 70179, will charter seven vessels to Tragosa (a Mexican marine company), which equipment is to be used in the extensive offshore drilling program recently announced by Pemex, Mexico's national oil company.
The board of directors of The American Waterways Operators, Inc. has elected William A. Creelman to serve as its chairman of the board. Mr. Creelman, who is president of National Marine Service Incorporated of St. Louis, Mo., will be completing the unexpired term of Archie L.